Politicians Put on Spot as Clashes Between Two Maasai Clans Escalate

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Politicians have been put on the spot for fueling clashes between two Maasai clans at the Enoororet-Nkararo boundary in Trans Mara, leading to deaths, injuries and untold suffering among locals.

A four-hour meeting attended by security officers, elders, chiefs and their assistants and ward reps from the affected region on Tuesday resolved to have the politicians arrested and charged with incitement.

The meeting headed by Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti came up with a 15-point resolutions, which stakeholders believe will help end the skirmishes.

The Nkararo-Enooretet boundary has been the source of dispute between Siria and Uasin Gishu clans for decades.

More than 30 people sustained arrow inflicted wounds following renewed inter-clan fighting. They are recuperating in various hospitals in Bomet, Kisii, Narok and Migori counties.

The Tuesday meeting held at the Kilgoris CDF Hall also resolved to have a General Service Unit camp at the hotspot area.

GSU officers and Administration Police have been patrolling the region but tension is still high.

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Timothy Omondi